The G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, USA, and the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell have condemned the recent missile launches conducted by North Korea.
The statement published by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs on Sunday called for another robust response by the international community and the UN Security Council (UNSC).
We urge the DPRK to resume meaningful dialogue toward de-nuclearization and accept the repeated offers of dialogue put forward by the United States, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
On Friday, North Korea launched what was preliminarily identified as a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of reaching the US mainland.
The South Korean military reported that the missile flew about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) and reached an altitude of 6,100 kilometers at a maximum speed of Mach 22, which is 22 times faster than the speed of sound.
According to the Japanese officials, the missile fell about 200 kilometers west of Hokkaido’s Oshima Island within Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
The new launch came a day after North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile toward the Sea of Japan and warned the US regime and its Zionist minded allies that Pyongyang would respond proportionally to Washington’s bolstering of extended deterrence.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Asia Pacific Nuclear Military Blog News 2022.